US7562741B2 - Rear muffler assembly - Google Patents

Rear muffler assembly Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US7562741B2
US7562741B2 US11867738 US86773807A US7562741B2 US 7562741 B2 US7562741 B2 US 7562741B2 US 11867738 US11867738 US 11867738 US 86773807 A US86773807 A US 86773807A US 7562741 B2 US7562741 B2 US 7562741B2
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
exhaust gas
chamber
pipe
perforated
gas routing
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Active
Application number
US11867738
Other versions
US20080093161A1 (en )
Inventor
Jörg Winklel
Bernd Stadler
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Porsche SE
Original Assignee
Porsche SE
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N1/00Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing
    • F01N1/02Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by using resonance
    • F01N1/04Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by using resonance having sound-absorbing materials in resonance chambers
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N1/00Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing
    • F01N1/003Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by using dead chambers communicating with gas flow passages
    • F01N1/006Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by using dead chambers communicating with gas flow passages comprising at least one perforated tube extending from inlet to outlet of the silencer
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N1/00Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing
    • F01N1/08Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling
    • F01N1/084Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling the gases flowing through the silencer two or more times longitudinally in opposite directions, e.g. using parallel or concentric tubes
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N1/00Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing
    • F01N1/08Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling
    • F01N1/085Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling using a central core throttling gas passage
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N1/00Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing
    • F01N1/08Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling
    • F01N1/089Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling using two or more expansion chambers in series
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N1/00Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing
    • F01N1/08Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling
    • F01N1/10Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling in combination with sound-absorbing materials
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N1/00Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing
    • F01N1/16Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by using movable parts
    • F01N1/166Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by using movable parts for changing gas flow path through the silencer or for adjusting the dimensions of a chamber or a pipe
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N13/00Exhaust or silencing apparatus characterised by constructional features ; Exhaust or silencing apparatus, or parts thereof, having pertinent characteristics not provided for in, or of interest apart from, groups F01N1/00 - F01N5/00, F01N9/00, F01N11/00
    • F01N13/02Exhaust or silencing apparatus characterised by constructional features ; Exhaust or silencing apparatus, or parts thereof, having pertinent characteristics not provided for in, or of interest apart from, groups F01N1/00 - F01N5/00, F01N9/00, F01N11/00 having two or more separate silencers in series
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N2470/00Structure or shape of gas passages, pipes or tubes
    • F01N2470/14Plurality of outlet tubes, e.g. in parallel or with different length
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
    • F01NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
    • F01N2490/00Structure, disposition or shape of gas-chambers
    • F01N2490/02Two or more expansion chambers in series connected by means of tubes

Abstract

A rear muffler assembly for an internal combustion engine has a first and a second muffler through which exhaust gases flow and which are separated from one another. The first and second mufflers have in each case an exhaust gas delivery and discharge through an exhaust gas routing pipe issuing into an exhaust pipe which follows downstream and in which an exhaust gas shutoff flap which can be closed temporarily is disposed. The rear muffler assembly contains two exhaust gas routing pipes, the first exhaust gas routing pipe having within the rear muffler an issue orifice for exhaust gases positively emerging from the second exhaust gas routing pipe, with the exhaust gas shutoff flap closed, into which first exhaust gas routing pipe the exhaust gases from the internal combustion engine flow directly.

Description

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims the priority, under 35 U.S.C. § 119, of German application DE 10 2006 049 786.4-13, filed Oct. 21, 2006; the prior application is herewith incorporated by reference in its entirety.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Field of the Invention

The invention relates to a rear muffler assembly for an internal combustion engine with a first and a second muffler through which exhaust gases flow and which are separated from one another and have in each case an exhaust gas delivery and discharge through an exhaust gas routing pipe issuing into an exhaust pipe which follows downstream and in which an exhaust gas shutoff flap which can be closed temporarily is disposed.

German patent DE 197 43 446 C2 discloses an exhaust system for an internal combustion engine with a rear muffler assembly in which a gas outlet from a second muffler can be temporarily closed and the second muffler serves as a resonator when the gas outlet is closed.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is accordingly an object of the invention to provide a rear muffler assembly which overcomes the above-mentioned disadvantages of the prior art devices of this general type, the set-up of which can be produced and assembled in a simple way and which generates a damped or undamped exhaust gas noise in dependence on an exhaust gas flap position.

With the foregoing and other objects in view there is provided, in accordance with the invention, a rear muffler assembly for an internal combustion engine. The rear muffler assembly contains first and second mufflers through which exhaust gases flow and are separated from one another. The first and second mufflers each have an exhaust gas delivery and discharge through an exhaust gas routing pipe assembly issuing into an exhaust pipe which follows downstream. An exhaust gas shutoff flap being temporarily closeable is disposed in the exhaust gas routing pipe assembly. The exhaust gas routing pipe assembly has two exhaust gas routing pipes including a first exhaust gas routing pipe and a second exhaust gas routing pipe. The first exhaust gas routing pipe has an issue orifice for the exhaust gases emerging positively from the second exhaust gas routing pipe with the exhaust gas shutoff flap closed, into the first exhaust gas routing pipe the exhaust gases from the internal combustion engine flow directly.

The advantages mainly achieved by the invention are that, due to the internal set-up of the rear muffler assembly, a desired damped and undamped exhaust gas noise can be generated in drive mode by a closed or open exhaust gas shutoff flap. The noise optimization occurs in that the muffler contains two exhaust gas routing pipes, the first exhaust gas routing pipe having within the muffler an issue orifice for exhaust gases emerging positively from the second exhaust gas routing pipe, with the shutoff flap closed, into which first exhaust gas routing pipe exhaust gases from the internal combustion engine can flow directly.

So that a damped exhaust gas noise can be achieved, with the exhaust gas shutoff flap closed, the second exhaust gas routing pipe is provided, for the discharge of exhaust gases with the shutoff flap closed, with two perforated pipe sections which are disposed in each case in a second and a third chamber of the rear muffler assembly. The then positively deflected exhaust gas stream flows through the perforated pipe sections of the exhaust gas routing pipe in such a way that a first chamber of the rear muffler, in which chamber the issue orifice of the first exhaust gas routing pipe is disposed, has a bottom perforated with holes, toward the second chamber and a perforated sheet metal pot which surrounds the chamber and which is surrounded all round by insulating material. Furthermore, the third chamber following downstream is closed off by bottoms in which a further perforated pipe section of the second exhaust gas routing pipe is disposed and is surrounded directly by an insulating material. The further perforated pipe section of the second exhaust gas routing pipe is disposed, so as to match a perforated pipe section of the first exhaust gas routing pipe, in the third chamber of the rear muffler.

With an exhaust gas shutoff flap closed, the branched-off exhaust gas stream is introduced via one perforated pipe section of the second exhaust gas routing pipe into the issue orifice of the first exhaust gas routing pipe, and the further branched-off exhaust gas stream is introduced via the other perforated pipe section in the third chamber into the perforated pipe section of the first exhaust gas routing pipe.

By the one perforated pipe section of the exhaust gas routing pipe being encased with insulating material, sound insulation is achieved. Via the insulating material surrounding the sheet metal pot, both sound absorption and heat protection are achieved in such a way that no scorching of the rear muffler or of the pot occurs.

Other features which are considered as characteristic for the invention are set forth in the appended claims.

Although the invention is illustrated and described herein as embodied in a rear muffler assembly, it is nevertheless not intended to be limited to the details shown, since various modifications and structural changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention and within the scope and range of equivalents of the claims.

The construction and method of operation of the invention, however, together with additional objects and advantages thereof will be best understood from the following description of specific embodiments when read in connection with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

The single FIGURE of the drawing is a diagrammatic, sectional view through a rear muffler assembly with the two exhaust gas routing pipes and with the individual chambers according to the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring now to the single FIGURE of the drawing in detail, therein is shown a rear muffler assembly 1 containing two mufflers S1 and S2 which are disposed so as to be separated from one another via a closed bottom 2 and which have an identical set-up, so that only one muffler is described.

The exhaust gas routing pipe 3 of the rear muffler are connected in each case to a non-illustrated exhaust gas connection of an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gases are conducted in the direction of the arrows through exhaust gas routing pipes 3 and, depending on the position of an exhaust gas shutoff flap 4 in an exhaust pipe 5, through a further exhaust gas routing pipe 6.

The exhaust gas routing pipes 6 and 3 are generally held within the rear muffler assembly 1 in bottoms (partitions) 7, 8, 9 which subdivide the chambers K1, K2 and K3. The first exhaust gas routing pipe 6 has an inner issue orifice 10 which lies in the chamber K1, extends through the two adjoining chambers K2 and K3 and issues outward.

The second exhaust gas routing pipe 3 extends from an outer issue orifice 20 through the chambers K1, K2 and K3 and likewise issues outward into the exhaust pipe 5 associated with the internal exhaust gas shutoff flap 4.

The second exhaust gas routing pipe 3 has in the second chamber K2 a pipe region R1, which is perforated, that is to say is provided with holes, and which is surrounded by a perforated sheet metal cage 11. The latter is covered all round with material 12 which extends as far as a shell 13 of the rear muffler assembly 1. A clearance is provided between the perforated pipe region R1 and the sheet metal cage 11. A following pipe region R2 of the exhaust gas routing pipe 3 is perforated, that is to say, is configured with holes which are surrounded directly by insulating material 12 a. Matching the pipe region R2, a pipe region R3 of the first exhaust gas routing pipe 6 is perforated, that is say provided with holes, in the same chamber K3.

With the exhaust gas shutoff flap 4 open, the exhaust gases from the internal combustion engine can flow, undamped, outward through the exhaust gas routing pipes 3 and 6. By contrast, with the exhaust gas shutoff flap 4 closed, the exhaust gases flow positively only via the perforated pipe sections R1 and R2 of the second exhaust gas routing pipe 3, on the one hand, through the partition 7, provided with holes 15, between the two chambers K1 and K2 to the issue orifice 10 and, on the other hand, through the perforated pipe section R3 of the first exhaust pipe 6. A damped exhaust gas noise simultaneously occurs via the outflow of the exhaust gases through the insulating material 12, 12 a.

Claims (10)

1. A rear muffler assembly for an internal combustion engine, the rear muffler assembly comprising:
first and second mufflers through which exhaust gases flow and which are separated from one another;
each of said first and second mufflers including:
an exhaust gas routing pipe assembly for exhaust gas delivery and discharge to an exhaust pipe which follows downstream, said exhaust gas routing pipe assembly extending through a first chamber, a second chamber and a third chamber;
said exhaust gas routing pipe assembly including a first exhaust gas routing pipe and a second exhaust gas routing pipe;
said first exhaust gas routing pipe including an issue orifice and a first perforated pipe section;
said second exhaust gas routing pipe including a second perforated pipe section disposed in said second chamber and a third perforated pipe section disposed in said third chamber;
a temporarily closeable exhaust gas shutoff flap in communication with said exhaust gas routing pipe assembly so as to form, when closed:
a first branched-off exhaust gas stream positively discharged from said second perforated pipe section of said second exhaust gas routing pipe flowing into said issue orifice of said first exhaust gas routing pipe; and
a second branched-off exhaust gas stream positively discharged from said third perforated pipe section in said third chamber flowing into the first perforated pipe section of said first exhaust gas routing pipe.
2. The rear muffler assembly according to claim 1,
wherein said first chamber contains said issue orifice of said first exhaust gas routing pipe, said first chamber having a partition formed with perforated holes therein, oriented toward said second chamber;
the rear muffler assembly further including a perforated sheet metal pot surrounding said second chamber
and an insulting material surrounding said perforated sheet metal pot.
3. The rear muffler assembly according to claim 2, wherein:
said third chamber follows downstream of said second chamber and has partitions closing said third chamber; and
said third perforated pipe section of said second exhaust gas routing pipe is has an insulating material surrounding said third perforated pipe section.
4. The rear muffler assembly according to claim 3, wherein:
said first perforated pipe section is disposed in said third chamber; and
said third perforated pipe section of said second exhaust gas routing pipe is disposed matching said first perforated pipe section in said third chamber.
5. The rear muffler assembly according to claim 1, wherein:
said third chamber follows downstream of said second chamber and has partitions closing said third chamber; and
said third perforated pipe section of said second exhaust gas routing pipe is disposed in said third chamber and has an insulating material surrounding said third perforated pipe section.
6. A rear muffler assembly for an internal combustion engine, the rear muffler assembly comprising:
first and second mufflers through which exhaust gases flow and which are separated from one another;
each of said first and second mufflers including:
an exhaust gas routing pipe assembly for exhaust gas delivery and discharge to an exhaust pipe which follows downstream, said exhaust gas routing pipe assembly extending through a first chamber, a second chamber and a third chamber;
said exhaust gas routing pipe assembly including a first exhaust gas routing pipe and a second exhaust gas routing pipe;
said first exhaust gas routing pipe including an issue orifice and a first perforated pipe section, said first perforated pipe section being disposed entirely in said third chamber;
said second exhaust gas routing pipe including a second perforated pipe section disposed entirely in said second chamber and a third perforated pipe section disposed entirely in said third chamber;
a temporarily closeable exhaust gas shutoff flap in communication with said exhaust gas routing pipe assembly so as to form, when closed:
a first branched-off exhaust gas stream positively discharged from said second perforated pipe section into said issue orifice; and
a second branched-off exhaust gas stream positively discharged from said third perforated pipe section into said first perforated pipe.
7. The rear muffler assembly according to claim 6,
wherein said first chamber contains said issue orifice of said first exhaust gas routing pipe, said first chamber having a partition formed with perforated holes therein, oriented toward said second chamber;
the rear muffler assembly further including a perforated sheet metal pot surrounding said second chamber and an insulting material surrounding said perforated sheet metal pot.
8. The rear muffler assembly according to claim 7, wherein:
said third chamber follows downstream of said second chamber and has partitions closing said third chamber; and
said third perforated pipe section of said second exhaust gas routing pipe has an insulating material surrounding said third perforated pipe section.
9. The rear muffler assembly according to claim 8, wherein said third perforated pipe section is disposed in said third chamber matching said first perforated pipe section.
10. The rear muffler assembly according to claim 6, wherein:
said third chamber follows downstream of said second chamber and has partitions closing said third chamber; and
said third perforated pipe section of said second exhaust gas routing pipe has an insulating material surrounding said third perforated pipe section.
US11867738 2006-10-21 2007-10-05 Rear muffler assembly Active US7562741B2 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
DE200610049786 DE102006049786B4 (en) 2006-10-21 2006-10-21 1 to Abgasnachschalldämpfer
DEDE102006049786.4 2006-10-21

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20080093161A1 true US20080093161A1 (en) 2008-04-24
US7562741B2 true US7562741B2 (en) 2009-07-21

Family

ID=38596131

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11867738 Active US7562741B2 (en) 2006-10-21 2007-10-05 Rear muffler assembly

Country Status (4)

Country Link
US (1) US7562741B2 (en)
EP (1) EP1914398B1 (en)
JP (1) JP5255812B2 (en)
DE (1) DE102006049786B4 (en)

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20080196969A1 (en) * 2005-06-08 2008-08-21 Emcon Technologies Germany (Augsburg) Gmbh Vehicle Exhaust Muffler
US20090229912A1 (en) * 2006-05-18 2009-09-17 Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha Muffler
US20110000186A1 (en) * 2009-07-06 2011-01-06 Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft Exhaust system for an internal combustion engine
US8191676B2 (en) * 2010-11-04 2012-06-05 Ford Global Technologies, Llc Resonator for a dual-flow exhaust system
US8196702B2 (en) 2010-10-08 2012-06-12 Hyundai Motor Company Muffler for vehicle
US20130213734A1 (en) * 2012-02-16 2013-08-22 Hyundai Motor Company Horizontally installed muffler having sporty tone
US8684131B1 (en) * 2012-12-12 2014-04-01 Kia Motors Corporation Dual muffler
US20160061074A1 (en) * 2014-08-27 2016-03-03 Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG Muffler

Families Citing this family (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20090229913A1 (en) * 2008-02-08 2009-09-17 Waldron's Antique Exhaust Dual Mode Exhaust Muffler
US8596049B2 (en) * 2009-12-22 2013-12-03 Caterpillar Inc. Exhaust system having an aftertreatment module
US9121320B2 (en) 2013-08-20 2015-09-01 Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc. Tailor to fit muffler

Citations (30)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1280386A (en) * 1915-11-24 1918-10-01 Weiskopf L Muffler.
US1403614A (en) * 1920-10-11 1922-01-17 August W Ruehl Muffler
DE2713120A1 (en) 1976-03-24 1977-10-06 Nihon Radiator Co Silencer
US4192401A (en) * 1976-07-26 1980-03-11 Tenneco Inc. Complete louver flow muffler
US4589517A (en) * 1983-11-30 1986-05-20 Saikei Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Muffler
US4598790A (en) * 1983-01-20 1986-07-08 Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Heat and sound insulation device
US4665692A (en) * 1985-01-11 1987-05-19 Nissan Motor Company, Limited Engine exhaust control system
DE3837677A1 (en) * 1987-11-17 1989-06-01 Volkswagen Ag Silencer functioning at high operating temperatures, especially for a motor vehicle internal combustion engine
US4866933A (en) * 1988-09-21 1989-09-19 Whau Chih Kao Exhaust silencer
US4913260A (en) 1988-01-11 1990-04-03 Tenneco Inc. Gas silencing system with controlling sound attenuation
GB2223535A (en) 1988-10-05 1990-04-11 Whau Chih Koa Exhaust silencer with back pressure control
US5014817A (en) * 1988-07-29 1991-05-14 Mazda Motor Corporation Engine exhaust apparatus and method
US5025890A (en) * 1989-02-23 1991-06-25 Mazda Motor Corporation Engine exhaust apparatus
JPH03185209A (en) * 1989-12-15 1991-08-13 Nissan Motor Co Ltd Exhaust noise eliminator
US5046977A (en) * 1989-01-04 1991-09-10 Ab Volvo Penta Exhaust muffler for marine engines
JPH0412145A (en) * 1990-04-28 1992-01-16 Mazda Motor Corp Control device for engine
DE4140429A1 (en) 1991-12-07 1993-06-09 Fa. J. Eberspaecher, 7300 Esslingen, De Noise damping for engine exhaust system - has exhaust pipework overlapped at joint and in configuration to separate damping housing into absorption sections
US5325666A (en) * 1990-08-04 1994-07-05 Dr. Ing. H.C.F Porsche Ag Exhaust system of an internal-combustion engine
US5614699A (en) * 1994-05-09 1997-03-25 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Automobile exhaust noise suppressor
US5708237A (en) * 1996-03-06 1998-01-13 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Automobile exhaust noise silencer
US5723827A (en) * 1994-12-26 1998-03-03 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Noise suppressing muffler
US5723829A (en) * 1995-02-24 1998-03-03 Calsonic Corporation Muffler assembly of internal combustion engine
US5959263A (en) 1998-05-07 1999-09-28 Biggs Manufacturing, Inc. Bypass muffler
JP2001207822A (en) 2000-01-21 2001-08-03 Honda Motor Co Ltd Exhaust passage control valve
WO2002001049A1 (en) 2000-06-30 2002-01-03 Faurecia Systemes D'echappement Exhaust volume and exhaust device comprising same
DE19743446C2 (en) 1997-05-26 2002-12-12 Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag Exhaust system for an internal combustion engine
DE20120470U1 (en) 2001-12-18 2003-04-30 Boysen Friedrich Gmbh Co Kg Muffler means
US6959782B2 (en) * 2002-03-22 2005-11-01 Tecumseh Products Company Tuned exhaust system for small engines
US7004283B2 (en) * 2000-04-14 2006-02-28 J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG Multiple-chambered exhaust muffler
JP2006283644A (en) 2005-03-31 2006-10-19 Calsonic Kansei Corp Muffler for internal combustion engine

Family Cites Families (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JPS60178920A (en) * 1984-02-24 1985-09-12 Sankei Giken Kogyo Kk Silencer
JPH05187217A (en) * 1992-01-13 1993-07-27 Suzuki Motor Corp Exhaust muffler
JP2000303822A (en) * 1999-04-23 2000-10-31 Hitachi Constr Mach Co Ltd Muffler device and construction machine
JP2002180815A (en) * 2000-12-12 2002-06-26 Honda Motor Co Ltd Muffler with built-in valve
JP2004027904A (en) * 2002-06-24 2004-01-29 Sango Co Ltd Muffler of internal combustion engine
JP2005188364A (en) * 2003-12-25 2005-07-14 Apexera Kk Muffler for vehicle

Patent Citations (33)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1280386A (en) * 1915-11-24 1918-10-01 Weiskopf L Muffler.
US1403614A (en) * 1920-10-11 1922-01-17 August W Ruehl Muffler
DE2713120A1 (en) 1976-03-24 1977-10-06 Nihon Radiator Co Silencer
US4360076A (en) 1976-03-24 1982-11-23 Nihon Rajieeta Kabushiki Kaisha (Nihon Radiator Co., Ltd.) Muffler
US4192401A (en) * 1976-07-26 1980-03-11 Tenneco Inc. Complete louver flow muffler
US4598790A (en) * 1983-01-20 1986-07-08 Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Heat and sound insulation device
US4589517A (en) * 1983-11-30 1986-05-20 Saikei Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Muffler
US4665692A (en) * 1985-01-11 1987-05-19 Nissan Motor Company, Limited Engine exhaust control system
DE3837677A1 (en) * 1987-11-17 1989-06-01 Volkswagen Ag Silencer functioning at high operating temperatures, especially for a motor vehicle internal combustion engine
US4913260A (en) 1988-01-11 1990-04-03 Tenneco Inc. Gas silencing system with controlling sound attenuation
US5014817A (en) * 1988-07-29 1991-05-14 Mazda Motor Corporation Engine exhaust apparatus and method
US4866933A (en) * 1988-09-21 1989-09-19 Whau Chih Kao Exhaust silencer
GB2223535A (en) 1988-10-05 1990-04-11 Whau Chih Koa Exhaust silencer with back pressure control
US5046977A (en) * 1989-01-04 1991-09-10 Ab Volvo Penta Exhaust muffler for marine engines
US5025890A (en) * 1989-02-23 1991-06-25 Mazda Motor Corporation Engine exhaust apparatus
JPH03185209A (en) * 1989-12-15 1991-08-13 Nissan Motor Co Ltd Exhaust noise eliminator
JPH0412145A (en) * 1990-04-28 1992-01-16 Mazda Motor Corp Control device for engine
US5325666A (en) * 1990-08-04 1994-07-05 Dr. Ing. H.C.F Porsche Ag Exhaust system of an internal-combustion engine
DE4140429A1 (en) 1991-12-07 1993-06-09 Fa. J. Eberspaecher, 7300 Esslingen, De Noise damping for engine exhaust system - has exhaust pipework overlapped at joint and in configuration to separate damping housing into absorption sections
US5739483A (en) * 1994-05-09 1998-04-14 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Automobile exhaust noise suppressor
US5614699A (en) * 1994-05-09 1997-03-25 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Automobile exhaust noise suppressor
US5723827A (en) * 1994-12-26 1998-03-03 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Noise suppressing muffler
US5723829A (en) * 1995-02-24 1998-03-03 Calsonic Corporation Muffler assembly of internal combustion engine
US5708237A (en) * 1996-03-06 1998-01-13 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Automobile exhaust noise silencer
DE19743446C2 (en) 1997-05-26 2002-12-12 Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag Exhaust system for an internal combustion engine
US5959263A (en) 1998-05-07 1999-09-28 Biggs Manufacturing, Inc. Bypass muffler
JP2001207822A (en) 2000-01-21 2001-08-03 Honda Motor Co Ltd Exhaust passage control valve
US7004283B2 (en) * 2000-04-14 2006-02-28 J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG Multiple-chambered exhaust muffler
WO2002001049A1 (en) 2000-06-30 2002-01-03 Faurecia Systemes D'echappement Exhaust volume and exhaust device comprising same
DE20120470U1 (en) 2001-12-18 2003-04-30 Boysen Friedrich Gmbh Co Kg Muffler means
EP1321639A2 (en) 2001-12-18 2003-06-25 Friedrich Boysen GmbH & Co. KG Silencer arrangement
US6959782B2 (en) * 2002-03-22 2005-11-01 Tecumseh Products Company Tuned exhaust system for small engines
JP2006283644A (en) 2005-03-31 2006-10-19 Calsonic Kansei Corp Muffler for internal combustion engine

Cited By (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20080196969A1 (en) * 2005-06-08 2008-08-21 Emcon Technologies Germany (Augsburg) Gmbh Vehicle Exhaust Muffler
US8051949B2 (en) * 2005-06-08 2011-11-08 Emcon Technologies Germany (Augsburg) Gmbh Vehicle exhaust muffler
US20090229912A1 (en) * 2006-05-18 2009-09-17 Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha Muffler
US7753168B2 (en) * 2006-05-18 2010-07-13 Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha Muffler
US20110000186A1 (en) * 2009-07-06 2011-01-06 Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft Exhaust system for an internal combustion engine
US8418445B2 (en) 2009-07-06 2013-04-16 Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft Exhaust system for an internal combustion engine
US8196702B2 (en) 2010-10-08 2012-06-12 Hyundai Motor Company Muffler for vehicle
US8191676B2 (en) * 2010-11-04 2012-06-05 Ford Global Technologies, Llc Resonator for a dual-flow exhaust system
US20130213734A1 (en) * 2012-02-16 2013-08-22 Hyundai Motor Company Horizontally installed muffler having sporty tone
US8579077B2 (en) * 2012-02-16 2013-11-12 Hyundai Motor Company Horizontally installed muffler having sporty tone
US8684131B1 (en) * 2012-12-12 2014-04-01 Kia Motors Corporation Dual muffler
US20160061074A1 (en) * 2014-08-27 2016-03-03 Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG Muffler
US9546581B2 (en) * 2014-08-27 2017-01-17 Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG Muffler for an exhaust system

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
US20080093161A1 (en) 2008-04-24 application
JP2008101622A (en) 2008-05-01 application
EP1914398B1 (en) 2010-01-20 grant
DE102006049786B4 (en) 2013-12-24 grant
DE102006049786A1 (en) 2008-04-24 application
EP1914398A1 (en) 2008-04-23 application
JP5255812B2 (en) 2013-08-07 grant

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US6158214A (en) Exhaust silencer arrangement
US4192401A (en) Complete louver flow muffler
US5881554A (en) Integrated manifold, muffler, and catalyst device
US6158546A (en) Straight through muffler with conically-ended output passage
US20060156712A1 (en) Exhaust gas treatment system
US6651773B1 (en) Exhaust sound attenuation and control system
US5936210A (en) High performance muffler
US6955043B2 (en) Muffler assembly
US6382347B1 (en) Exhaust muffler for an internal combustion engine
US7905319B2 (en) Venturi muffler
US5959263A (en) Bypass muffler
US6755279B2 (en) Controllable muffler system for internal combustion engine
US6510921B2 (en) Muffler/exhaust extractor
US5227593A (en) Muffler assembly for engine
US7127884B2 (en) Muffler with an integrated catalytic converter
US20090000862A1 (en) Motorcycle exhaust system
US20090000282A1 (en) Performance exhaust system
US3419107A (en) Manifold muffler arrangement
US20060037808A1 (en) Active exhaust muffler
US4172508A (en) Exhaust silencers
US20030173146A1 (en) Silencer
US20090229913A1 (en) Dual Mode Exhaust Muffler
US20050126850A1 (en) Exhaust muffling device
US7377359B2 (en) Device for modulating noise in a motor vehicle
US2922485A (en) Muffler

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (COMPAN

Free format text: MERGER;ASSIGNOR:DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT;REEL/FRAME:021184/0926

Effective date: 20070427

AS Assignment

Owner name: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (COMPA

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNORS:WINKEL, JOERG;STADLER, BERND;REEL/FRAME:022700/0109;SIGNING DATES FROM 20070906 TO 20070918

AS Assignment

Owner name: PORSCHE ZWISCHENHOLDING GMBH, GERMANY

Free format text: MERGER;ASSIGNOR:DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (COMPANY NO. 722287);REEL/FRAME:024684/0871

Effective date: 20091125

AS Assignment

Owner name: DR. ING H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, GERMAN

Free format text: CHANGE OF NAME;ASSIGNOR:PORSCHE ZWISCHENHOLDING GMBH;REEL/FRAME:024689/0278

Effective date: 20091130

FPAY Fee payment

Year of fee payment: 4

FPAY Fee payment

Year of fee payment: 8